280.472 Visual communication and design film.space.lab
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, UE, 2.0h, 4.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: UE Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and critically examine spatial and urban theory and incorporate it into their spatial planning practice. Students will also become familiar with filmic explorations of urban space and will be able to combine filmic and theoretical approaches in their thinking and practice. Most importantly they will be introduced to experimental filmmaking and will be able to understand and apply digital and analog filmmaking techniques.

Subject of course

This course is the second part of a two-semester cycle and can be attended individually or in combination with the VO film.raum.theorie.

In this course students will have the opportunity to explore urban space by means of artistic-research with the medium of film. We will look at various experimental approaches from the history of avantgarde film and discuss them with regard to their construction of (urban) spaces and with regard to the possible appropriation of various techniques for our own film research practice. We will examine how different media, as materialites, relate to urban spatiality and how we can adopt an experimental and equally theory based film practice in the context of spatial planning.

This year the course will deal with the relationship between the Analogue and the Digital in relation to questions of spatial theory. The workshop will take place in filmkoop wien, a space of experimentation, in which the processes of (analog and digital) film creation, from recording to the processing of film in the darkroom and to the screening in the micro-cinema, will take place. The method of situated learning is intended to combine a practice-based examination of the topic and to initiate a reflection process on what analog film as an "obsolete" medium can teach us about materiality and digitalization in the context of urban studies.

The workshop will be held in one block. Film material and equipment will be provided, students should bring a willingness to work with analogue film, but students can also work with digital media.

Teaching methods

Theory readings

Text discussions

Film screenings and film analysis

Artistic research with film


Mode of examination



  • Maicher, Markus


Course dates

Fri12:00 - 18:0022.05.2020 filmkoop wienWorkshop
Sat10:00 - 20:0023.05.2020 filmkoop wienWorkshop
Sun10:00 - 20:0024.05.2020 filmkoop wienWorkshop
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Written essay, film work

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
17.02.2020 08:00 02.03.2020 23:55 02.03.2020 23:55


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning Not specified


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Previous knowledge



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